Davivienda y Strands unen fuerzas para traer su exitosa solución de PFM al mercado colombiano y latinoamericano, como parte fundamental de su compromiso con la innovación y apuesta por la banca digital. Entrevistamos a Margarita Henao, VP de productos de banca personal en Davivienda, sobre el motivo de este cambio y lo que significa para el futuro de la banca en la región.
Davivienda and Strands join forces to bring their successful PFM solution to the Colombian and Latin American markets, as part of their commitment to innovation and to the future of digital banking. We chatted to Margarita Henao, Vicepresident of Personal Banking Products at Davivienda about the bank's quest to innovate and offer the best service to their customers.
Change, in all its forms, brings with it concern and unrest, but also huge opportunity.
Particularly when change is imposed, it is often hard to see beyond the regulations and embrace the possibilities. Banking, having experienced relatively little change in recent times, is now on the cusp of considerable transformation in the shape of PSD2, or the Revised Payment Service Directive.
Co-founding Strands came as a natural next step for me after a degree in computer science from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the EPFL in Switzerland.
Prior to setting up Strands with Francisco Martin in the US, Professor Boi Faltings and I had co-created and sold a company using AI for travel planning, which at the time was a huge step in innovation.
Whilst studying computer science, I discovered that logic is a mathematical tool that allows computers to model the world with symbolic programming, to solve real world problems that require some degree of intelligence, such as planning and reasoning.
Banking has gone undercover and it’s been a long time coming. We want our banks to do a lot for us, but it transpires that the less you can actually see your bank doing for you, the better.
So, it begs the question: why would banks suddenly decide to assume the Good Samaritan role after all this time? Sheer benevolence or is there something in it for them too?